Second-degree murder charge officially added to Noor complaint

March 26, 2019 09:43 AM

The video above is from a Nov. 30 report. 

A second-degree murder charge has officially been added against Mohamed Noor, the Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed Justine Ruszczyk in July 2017, according to court records. 


The new complaint lists charges of second and third-degree murder, as well as second-degree manslaughter.

RELATED: Judge allows 2nd-degree murder charge in Noor case

Judge Kathryn Quaintance signed an order allowing an amended complaint Friday. In the order, Quaintance stated, "the State argued that a sufficient basis exists for the additional charge." 

Prosecutors had argued that since Noor is already charged with third-degree murder, three of the four elements of a second-degree charge are satisfied.

RELATED: Prosecutors petition to add 2nd-degree murder charge against Noor

Their petition argued the shooting also satisfied the fourth element - that Noor intended to kill Ruszczyk.

Noor and his partner responded to a 911 call from Ruszczyk the night of July 15, 2017, about a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her South Minneapolis home.

Noor's partner, officer Matthew Harrity, said he heard a thump on the hood of the car before Noor reached across Harrity and fired at Ruszczyk.


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